A spokesperson from the Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that two Irishmen in their mid-20s have died in a road crash in the Australian state of Victoria.

The victims have been named as Adrian Freeman, from Tooreen in Co Mayo, and Robbie Twomey from Co Kerry.

A spokesperson from the Tooreen Hurling Club has confirmed that Adrian Freeman played for Mayo in last year's National Hurling League, and in the Christy Ring Cup.

Adrian was a member of the Tooreen Hurling Club. He also played football with the Aghamore Football Club. He went to Australia in October 2009.

The Department is providing consular assistance to the families of the two men.

The collision occurred in Connewarre today at 2.40pm local time (5.40am Irish time).

Early reports suggest that a Volvo car heading towards Barwon Heads crossed over to the wrong side of the road and collided with the Toyota Camry the two Irishmen were travelling in.

Two other men in the Camry were taken to Geelong Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Volvo, a woman in her 60s, was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne in a critical condition.

Investigators are said to be particularly keen to speak to the driver of a red Holden Commodore who overtook the Camry before the crash.